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Predictions for 3rd ODI: England vs India



The 3rd ODI match between England and India will be played on 17th July at Old Trafford, Manchester.

After failing to seal a series-clinching victory in the second ODI, India will be determined to win the decider match of the series.

Current form

The bowlers once again did a fairly good job with the ball in the first innings to restrict England to a modest total.

However, the batting department that let the team down.

The top order including Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli and Pant collapsed like a pack of cards and were back in the pavilion within the first 10 overs.

A major headache for India is the poor form of Virat Kohli who looks short of confidence, despite skipper Rohit Sharma backing him publicly.

Shikhar Dhawan who is playing in the blue jersey after several months also looked rout-of-sorts.

On the other hand, the English side will be charged up and ready to repeat their heroics once again.

Their batters have struggled in both the ODIs. It’s their lower order consisting of Moeen Ali and Willey that managed to score nearly 100 runs and post a fighting total in the last match.

The bowlers then did an incredible job as they managed to bowl out an in-form Indian batting order for a mere 146 runs.

Reece Topley was sensational as he picked up a 6-wicket haul to destroy the famed Indian batting line-up.

Match Overview

Match: IND vs ENG – 3rd ODI

Date and Time: Sunday, July 17, 03:30 PM IST

Venue: Old Trafford in Manchester

Live Streaming: Sony Six and Sony Liv App

Pitch Report

The par score has always been around 260 runs.

The team winning the toss has always preferred to bat.

The England bowlers and Indian bowlers will have plenty of help from the early start.

There is no forecast of rain.

India Likely 11

Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna

England Likely 11

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Craig Overton, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Reece Topley

Key players and stats

Jonny Bairstow has an outstanding record in ODIs at Manchester, with 425 runs in eight matches at an average of 60.71.

This includes two fifties and two centuries.

Joe Root averages 49.26 in 20 ODIs vs India but this is not a favourite venue. His record is 7 inns with 186 runs at an average of 26.

David Willey is England’s leading run-scorer in this series with 62 runs. Willey could be the decisive player as he has dismissed Rohit once, Dhawan twice and Kohli once in ODIs.

Rohit Sharma loves this ground. He smashed 140 on this ground against Pakistan in the 2019 World Cup. His overall ODI record in England is 26 inns, 1,411 runs, avg. 67.19, SR 90.68.

Virat Kohli has struck two fifties in three ODIs at Old Trafford, so it’s a favoured venue for him.

Mohammed Shami has dismissed Jos Buttler 5 times. He has taken an impressive 17 wickets in seven ODIs against England in England (avg. 17.64).

Jasprit Bumrah has taken eight wickets in this series and 30 scalps in 16 ODIs in England.

Who will win

It’s an extremely tough match to predict.

However, the advantage will be with England as they are the current World champions and have the home advantage.

If they manage to keep their wickets against Bumrah, England could win.

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Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry star in RCB women’s comeback win against UP Warriorz in WPL 2024




Smriti Mandhana and Alyssa Healy (Source - X)

RCB women overcame UP Warriorz by 23 runs to clinch their third win of the season. The home side outperformed Warriorz in all the facets of the game and emerged victorious. A collective team effort, particularly with the bat, helped RCB women to beat Warriorz for the second time in the season. They now have three wins in their five matches in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy won the toss and opted to field first. Given how things have panned out in the league so far, it needed a great batting performance from RCB to challenge the chasing side. The home side did exactly that. They were full of intent which was lacking in the last few games. Right from the start, S Meghana and Smriti Mandhana smashed the bowlers.

It was the night of the RCB skipper. The Southpaw scored 80(50) in her stay. S Meghana perished after a valuable 28(21). Ellyse Perry batted well and registered her first fifty of the WPL 2024. She was aided well towards the end by Richa Ghosh whose 21(10) propelled RCB to a score of 198 on the board. It was the highest team total in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy’s efforts go in vain

Chasing the daunting total, UP Warriorz were off to a flier. The opening duo of Healy and Kiran Navgire gave a fiery start to the visiting side. When the two were batting in the PP overs, it seemed like the Warriorz could pull off an insane chase. However, Sophie Devine brought RCB back into the game with crucial wickets. At Bengaluru, the home crowd was literally behind the RCB women.

It helped the home side to stay calm and do their job with ease. Sophie Molineux and Asha Sobhana were the pick of the bowlers, who claimed 2/29 each in their spell of four overs. While Healy scored a fifty and Deepti tried her best in the death overs, ten daunting targets could not be chased down. Despite the early hiccups, RCB managed to restrict UP Warriorz to a score of 175 and won by 23 runs.

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WATCH: Ellyse Perry in disbelief as her six breaks car’s window




Ellyse Perry smashed a six in the match against UP Warriorz in the WPL 2024. It was an interesting six as the ball travelled towards the boundary ropes and fell exactly on the window of the car. As a result, the glass of the window was broken. The car is set to be provided as a reward for the player of the tournament.

It was the over of Deepti Sharma towards the last few moments of RCB’s innings. Before Perry struck, the home side was in a great position in the match, thanks to a great start provided by Smriti Mandhana. The star batter scored 80 (50) and shined in front of the home crowd. Her form helped RCB to have a good momentum towards the death overs.

Watch the viral video here –

Perry, who was struggling till that point, opened up and smashed the bowlers for fun. She went hard against the spinners like Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma who were asked to bowl at the death. The right-handed batter smashed back-to-back sixes in the over of Sharma. One of those travelled towards the mid-wicket region where the car was stationed. The video of her shot has gone viral on X.

RCB teammates laugh, Ellyse Perry in disbelief

As the ball fell on the car and damaged the window, the fans erupted. There was no end to the joy of the fans who started chanting “Perry.. Perry..” and lit the atmosphere of the stadium. However, Perry was in disbelief. As she saw the impact of the ball damaging the car’s window, the Australian batter could not believe her eyes and thought about what she had just done.

On the other hand, the RCB teammates of Perry were in awe of the shot. They looked at the replays and appreciated the shot of Perry. At the same time, players like Sophie Molineux and Sophie Devine had a laugh about the car’s window getting damaged. Ellyse scored a fifty and helped her team score 198 runs with her batting in front of the home crowd.

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Praveen Kumar addresses Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer’s negligence of taking part in Ranji Trophy




Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar has given his opinion on the preferences of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer in recent times. The duo did not take part in the Ranji Trophy matches for their respective teams despite being fit. It did not go well with the Indian Cricket Board which landed the duo without a ventral contract which was announced a few days back.

Praveen Kumar has reacted to the issue recently. The former India pacer claimed that he has been of an opinion on the issue for a long time. Praveen felt that one should definitely earn money but not at the cost of neglecting to play for domestic and national teams. The right-arm pacer felt that players today are having a certain mentality which is not good.

The former pacer claimed that the players have a mindset that they can rest for a month before taking part in the IPL, thereby bypassing playing for their national team or the domestic teams. Praveen felt that the players could not resist letting go of money which they could earn by taking part in the IPL and other T20 leagues (For foreign players).

‘Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun’ – Praveen Kumar

“This thing is now firmly in the mind of players. Mai ek mahine pehle rest kar lunga, fir IPL khel lunga. Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun,” said Praveen in the interview. He claimed that youngsters these days are spoilt and are behind money. The former RCB pacer felt that it is not fair on the part of the young players to neglect the country over the IPL.

Kumar felt that a player needs to maintain a balance between playing for the IPL team and for the country. He felt that money is an important factor, but not at the cost of playing for the national team. “But this is not fair at all. A player needs to balance things. Money is important, but this (giving franchise cricket the priority) is wrong,” said the former Indian bowler in the interview.

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